1/200s, F/6.3, ISO 200
Nikon D700 + Tamron 90mm F/2.8 Macro
This is one of my favourite shots of the couples' rings from the weekend I shot this past wedding with my partner, Melanie. I love shooting winter weddings because, despite the cold, everyone involved always manages to brave the elements for the couple of the day. Now that's dedication! In particular, I really like these rings. They're simple, and not too extravagant, but their meaning (and of course, what they mean to the bride and groom) is beyond words.
A friend asked me to second shoot for the wedding of Liz and Andrew in October of last year. I'm glad I accepted. Not only were they an amazingly kind and gentle couple, but they couldn't have picked a better location for their special day. Avid skiers and members of the Devil's Glen Country Club in Glen Huron, Ontario (about halfway between Toronto and Collingwood), the venue made for the perfect scenic spot. The tell-tale colours of autumn leaves, just about to drop - much like the temperature at this time of year - complimented Liz's warm, gentle smile and Andrew's genuine and contagious laugh. I had a hell of a good time (hell... get it.. Devil's Glen... ah, maybe next time) with them, and certainly wish them all the best for their future.
Gear wise, this was a fun wedding for me to shoot. The colours and scenery inspired me to shoot with the 35mm F/1.8 from Nikon. It is a DX lens, so when used on an FX body, such as my D700, it crops around the corners. The intensity of the crop increases as the aperture decreases, so for some of those outdoors shots, I stopped nearly all the way down and got those nice hard vignettes around the edges (which you'll see in the first photo).
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Last fall, I had the great opportunity to begin shooting with an established studio by the name of StudioStudios. With several locations in and around the Greater Toronto Area, they're a wedding photography and video company that offers great packages, great prices, and great results. In October, I assisted on the wedding of Genevieve and Nathan, a very enjoyable young couple who I can just tell have a great future ahead of them. It was so much fun to shoot, and I'm so very happy to share some photos of their wedding. This will also be the first of many wedding related posts to go up, as the wedding season for this year is almost in full swing.
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